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Stainless steel cooktop - cleaning

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Oct 7, 2007
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Stainless steel cooktop - cleaning

What is the best way to clean a stainless steel cooktop to avoid scratches, spots or marks? I have never worked with stainless steel before and don't want to mess it up. Thanks.
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Deal Fanatic
Jul 7, 2017
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Use a very clean soft cloth or sponge only each time and use lightly (hard dirt trapped in it will scratch). No abrasive agents/cleaners (so a detergent only and/or vinegar). Don't even think of using the "gentle" plastic scourer on sponges allegedly safe for non-stick.

Might try to get some Dawn Power Scrubber from the U.S. (discontinued in Canada) to remove burnt-on bits.
I smile when I see container ships sailing past my house laden with stuff made in China
Jul 14, 2017
294 posts
We changed over to gas when we did over the kitchen and went with a Kitchenaid 30" dual fuel,double oven 'stainless' range and we can't believe how easy it is to scratch the surface,even a finger nail can scratch this so called stainless. You will get all kinds of spots and scratches,especially if yours is gas and you have to remove the cast iron grills to clean the top.
We use Weiman stainless cleaner in the spray bottle.H50
Deal Addict
Nov 16, 2008
2751 posts
Yeah we just bought a duel fuel stove all stainless steel and it's pretty difficult to not scratch anything, anywhere. The surface where the burners is also next to impossible to stay new. Pretty easy to keep clean, but no scratches? Pretty impossible iMO.
Deal Addict
Jan 10, 2009
1470 posts
Getting a stainless steel topped gas stove is one of my biggest regrets in life. Should have got an enamel or porcelain topped one.
Dec 31, 2007
480 posts
i found waxing the stainless steel surfaces with car wax/polish makes cleaning up grease and oil splashes on the surface much easier. the grease and oil just wipes off. you will have to wax/polish every couple of weeks, but it so much easier.

also don't let the oil and grease cake up as it required more effort to remove/clean.